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What Happens if a Tenant Wins an Eviction Case Due to the Warranty of Habitability?

 

 If the tenant has defaulted on his or her rent obligations and the landlord sues the tenant for non-payment of rent, the tenant can raise as a defense the “warranty of habitability.” If a tenant wins the case based on … Continue reading

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Warranty of Habitability and Retaliation Defenses in an Unlawful Detainer Case

 

   A further blow to California landlords: Tenants may litigate warranty of habitability and retaliation defenses in an Unlawful Detainer case, even if they did not check these boxes on their Answer. So long as a tenant identifies a breach … Continue reading

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Tenant Raises Defense of Warranty of Habitability in Los Angeles Eviction

 

 If a Los Angeles tenant is successful in their claim that the landlord breached the warranty of habitability, this will serve as a defense to an eviction case that was filed based on non-payment of rent. Even if the defense … Continue reading

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Defending a Breach of Warranty of Habitability Claim by a Tenant

 

 The Law Office of David Piotrowski represents landlords throughout Southern California, from Ventura County in the north to San Diego in the south.  When we file an eviction lawsuit against a tenant, one of the common delay tactics is for … Continue reading

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What Conditions are Covered by the Warranty of Habitability in California?

 

 Under California law, landlords are required to provide their tenants with a “habitable” unit.  There is a “warranty of habitability” included in every rental, automatically. I am often asked what is covered under this warranty of habitability.  This post will … Continue reading

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